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The Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala will be discontinued

The end of two large sedans with insufficient profitability

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Today, General Motors is discontinuing the production of the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala. This is due to their profitability, which has become insufficient in the face of an increasingly demanding market for pick-ups and SUVs. The CT6 was Cadillac's flagship sedan and distinguished itself by its high-end construction methods, such as spot-welding steel, which was a world first.

Despite all these cutting-edge innovations, the CT6 had a hard time finding its audience in the American market. Things have even gotten worse in the last three years, when only 10,000 units have been sold. Production of the CT6 will therefore officially end in January 2020, according to the Detroit Free Press.

On the other hand, we have the Chevrolet Impala, a true symbol of the great American sedans that is now in its tenth generation. Designed as a large non luxury sedan, the car did not sell well in the previous five years. Over the 2014-2018 period, it recorded a 65% drop in sales! The end is scheduled for February 28, 2020.

These production shutdowns are synonymous with massive layoffs. As a result, no fewer than 800 employees will be laid off at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. The latter is preparing to welcome the production of General Motors' future electric pickup truck, which will arrive by the end of 2021. Unionized workers will be offered other positions at GM plants in Michigan and Ohio.

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Comments (11)

  • The impala was never meant to not be a low rider

      9 months ago
  • automakers should continue cars like the ct6, but could try it as like a special numbered limited batch, so the avalibility could appeal more

      9 months ago
  • *sad music playing*

      9 months ago
  • I rented an impala in Colorado once, barely had the power to handle the elevation changes on the interstate. It was terrifying, sad to hear about layoffs but good riddance to that thing.

      9 months ago
    • Was that the 4 cylinder or the 6? A friend of mine had one as a rental while his Mercedes was being repaired. It was a v6 model and seemed surprisingly quick for its weight when I drove it.

        9 months ago
    • Felt like 1 or 2, but must have been 4. Whatever configuration, just should not have been made. Good to hear the other version was more reasonable.

        9 months ago
  • If cadillac did what lincoln has done then cadillacs future as luxury suvs will be secure

    Lincoln is like the American mercedes, so cadillac can be the American audi or bmw

      9 months ago
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